Maigen Sullivan is the co-founder and Co-Executive Director of Invisible Histories, a nonprofit locating, researching, and creating educational content around LGBTQ history in the Deep South. Maigen has been in this role since 2018 and has previously worked or taught at several institutions including The University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University at Buffalo. She has over 15 years of experience in education, social justice, diversity & inclusion, and research.
Maigen earned her BA in History and her MA in Women’s Studies from The University of Alabama (UA). She earned her Doctorate in Educational Studies of Diverse Populations from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Maigen was named a 2020 National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Emerging Scholar. She was recognized by the Society of American Archivists Innovator of the Year award in 2020 and the Marvin Yeoman Whiting Award given by the Society of Alabama Archivists in 2021.
Her current research interests include digital storage risks, benefits, and opportunities for marginalized communities; equitable funding and sustainability solutions for community based archives; educating and empowering community organizers through historical records; combatting state suppression of knowledge; and knowledge access independent of traditional institutions.